Busking can be carried out on a local government-controlled area within the Mandurah City Centre and requires a permit. We do not control busking on private property including non-council-controlled areas. Should a busker wish to enter such areas, then a separate arrangement needs to be set between the relevant parties.
Busking zones permitted within the City are identified by floor decals. Examples of the decals can be found in the busking guidelines.
There are four permit categories for busking in the City of Mandurah.
Standard Busking Permit (Blue)
This is a generic busking permit that is issued to acts that are considered low impact, in that they do not require a large amount of space, nor do they engage with passers-by for long periods of time.
Standard Busking Permit Holders are permitted to busk at all blue floor decal locations.
Advanced Busking Permit (Green)
Green permits will be issued to those with a verified level of ability. In the application process, applicants will be required to supply video or audio files of previous performances for consideration.
Advanced Busking Permit Holders will be able to busk in both green and blue floor decal locations.
Circle Show Permit (Yellow)
Yellow permits will be issued to Circle acts and larger group acts that have the potential to gather large crowds, requiring more space, or a higher level of volume than would be acceptable in the low impact spaces.
In the application process, applicants will be required to provide evidence to demonstrate the specifics of their performances for consideration.
Circle Show Permit Holders are permitted to busk on the yellow floor decal locations.
Advanced Circle Show Permit (Red)
In line with local laws, this permit will be issued for performances that require individual written approvals. For shows that involve flammable substances, weapons or more than four people, a red permit is required.
Applicants for such shows will be required to submit a copy of their public liability insurance.
Advanced Circle Show Permit Holders are permitted to busk on the yellow floor decal locations. .
Permit holders can request in writing approval to perform on a busking stage at City events.